Philip C. Watkins, PhD is Professor of Psychology at Eastern Washington University, USA. The major focus of his research since 2000 has been on gratitude and subjective well-being, which has received funding from the Templeton Foundation and was been published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters within the positive psychology field, including Journal of Positive Psychology, the second edition of The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology, Positive Psychology in Higher Education (APA, 2012) and his own book, Gratitude and the Good Life: Toward a Psychology of Appreciation (Springer SBM, 2013.) He currently serves as associate editor of Journal of Positive Psychology and as made over 60 presentations at regional, national and international conferences. He has been active in APA Division 36 (Psychology of Religion) and served as its APA Council representative and convention program chair. His teaching responsibilities at EWU include the design of an advanced undergraduate positive psychology course, Happiness and Positive Psychology, which he has taught for 11 years, in addition to teaching courses on Emotions and Emotional Intelligence, Stress and Coping, Research in Emotional Disorders, Health Psychology, Introductory Psychology, and Psychological Statistics.